Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet by Mick Inkpen (Hodder Children's Books)

Wibbly Pig Picks a Pet

Written and Illustrated by
Mick Inkpen

Published by
Hodder Children's Books

More Wibbly goodness from Mick Inkpen, and more animal stories for this week's #ReadItMD13 theme week celebrating all the awesome animals. So what are Wibbly Pig and his best friend Scruffy Pig up to now?

This story is all about pets. Big Pig's sister's friend (phew!) wants a new pet, and heads down to the pet store. Wibbly and Scruffy imagine what would be the coolest pet to own. An elephant perhaps? Hmm, too much trumpeting and huge food bills. How about a pair of mix-and-match dinosaurs? Cool! But deep in their heart of hearts they know Big Pig's Sister's Friend will choose something dull and boring - like a rabbit.

Which is, of course, exactly what she does choose but rabbits can be brilliant too. For instance, we were rocked by the revelation in this book that rabbits do not just one but TWO types of poo! See, bet you didn't know that (well you probably did if you're a parent who has had to clean your little darlings' rabbits out once they've gone off the idea).

Rabbits are cute and fluffy and loving though, so in fact they make perfect pets - as Wibbly and Scruffy soon find out.

Once again, as with "Wibbly Pig and the Tooky" here's a charming and whimsical story about pet ownership, with plenty of chuckles (and poo) along the way.

Charlotte's best bit: When the adorable rabbit nuzzles Scruffy Pig. Awww!

Daddy's Favourite bit: Animal-based antics with a huge dose of cute! Oh and poo. What's not to love?

(Kindly sent to us for review by Hodder Children's Books)

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